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Indonesian Prisoners Display Handicrafts in Bid for Rehabilitation

Despite Indonesia’s enthusiasm for the death penalty over rehab, a Jakarta expo will feature handicrafts from prisoners honing skills before their release.

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Ministry of Transportation: Bombs Are No Laughing Matter

After a string of hoaxes caused delays, Indonesia introduced rules allowing airlines and passengers to sue fellow travellers who claim to have a bombs.

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A Look at Narcotics Laws and Statistics in Indonesia

Despite a growing reported prevalence of narcotics, Indonesia’s anti-drug top cop says the country can only outlaw 43 of 800 substances at the moment.

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World Bank Coughs Up More Cash For Indonesia’s Infrastructure

World Bank just ponied up more cash for Indonesia’s bold infrastructure push. The funds are meant to improve the nation’s public facilities at large.

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New Rules for Electronics on Planes Aim to Combat Terrorism

The Indonesian government is imposing stricter safeguards on electronic devices in airplane cabins. The move is designed to enhance national defense against terrorism....

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Police Confirm Upcoming Protest in Jakarta

The FUI has scheduled a large protest for March 31 regarding Ahok’s blasphemy case. Local police officers confirm, and advise citizens to take precaution.

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Foreigners Robbed, Bali Crime Stats Gain Attention

Two Germans were robbed in Bali, as crime on the island continues to rise. Foreigners are advised to take precaution. Here are the stats you need to know.

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West Borneo Named as Hot Spot for International Narcotics Trade

The National Anti Narcotics Agency recently stated that West Borneo is now a hub for the region’s international narcotics trade. The strategic location of the province...

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Suicide Stats In Focus Following Japanese Expat’s Death

The Japanese manager of a well-known girl band JKT48 committed suicide not long after a similar but unrelated incident took place on Facebook Live.

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Foreigners Accused of Embezzling on Batam Flee Indonesia

Three businessmen from China-based Sinopec Group’s oil and gas project on Batam fled the country after being accused of criminal embezzlement.

Indonesia To Penalize Cruise Liner for Raja Ampat Accident

The amount of money that Noble Caledonia would need to pay could be anywhere between US$10 million and US$16 million.

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Expats Urged to Keep Kids Safe in Light of Samarinda Rape

Gang rape in Samarinda has grabbed headlines. Authorities exposed an online pedophile ring. Here’s how expats in Indonesia can protect their kids.

Indonesia Transfers American Drug Trafficker To Execution Island

A convicted American drug dealer has been transferred to Nusa Kambangan. The foreigner has been sentenced to death in Indonesia.

Expats in Indonesia To Face Visa-Free Policy Revision

Expats in Indonesia To Face Visa-Free Policy Revision

Indonesia permits tourists from 169 countries to stay without a visa. But now, due to a string of violations, the president will revise his visa-free policy